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Posted on: October 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Improvements Plan Construction Update: Yampa and Oak Street Closures Week of October 24


Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project began May 23 and Oak Street work began September 6. Both projects will continue the week of October 24.


CLOSURE WEEK OF OCTOBER 24: Paving work is scheduled for the week which will require rolling closures along the entire stretch of Yampa Street. Exact closure areas will be dependent on weather and work progress. Overnight closures may be necessary between intersections and crews will attempt to limit closures to parking areas only. The asphalt work will start at 12th Street and progress toward the current closure area near 8th Street. Crews will also perform asphalt patching between 6th and 5th Streets. There will be some restrictions to vehicular travel and access to public parking in these areas.

Continuing on Monday, October 24, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th and 8th Streets, including the 7th Street intersection. Portions of the sidewalk on the south side of Yampa will be closed intermittently and pedestrians will be routed around the sidewalk closure throughout the week. Pedestrian crossing corridors will remain open between 7th and 8th Streets and between 6th and 7th Streets. The public parking lot at 7th and Yampa Street will remain open but only accessible from 7th Street.

Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, we ask visitors, employees and residents to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. Shoppers and visitors are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th and Yampa Street parking lot, Rodeo Grounds parking lot and Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street over the 9th or 5th Street bridges.

Construction work hours are from 7am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 7am – 5pm on Fridays. Construction work on Saturdays will continue and workers will be authorized to work from 8am to 4pm those days.

PROGRESS UPDATE: During the week of October 17, Duckels Construction completed electrical, concrete and streetscape work on the north and south sides between 6th and 8th streets including a portion of the raised intersection at the 7th Street intersection.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS: Public information meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. on selected Fridays until winter shutdown. The next meeting is scheduled for November 4th at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.


CLOSURE WEEK OF October 24: Parking will be closed along the north edge of Oak Street near the 4th Street intersection and periodically between 4th Street and 5th Street on both the north and south side of the street. Crews will complete stormsewer work at the intersection of 5th and Oak Streets, curb and gutter along both sides of Oak and sidewalk in front of the Horizons Specialized Services office building will be installed. Work in this area will include curb and gutter and ADA accessible ramp installation. Pedestrian access to buildings will be maintained along the existing sidewalk. Through access along Oak Street will be open throughout the week.

Shoulder closures for work associated with reconstruction of the United Methodist Church are also underway along Oak Street between 7th Street and 8th Street. The City and the church are coordinating work efforts to complete work along that block this fall.

Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, we ask visitors, employees and residents to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. The project team will continue to communicate with individual owners and tenants on Oak Street as work progresses.

PROGRESS UPDATE: During the week of October 17, Native Excavating completed storm sewer pipe work along 5th Street across Oak Street. Crews completed sidewalk at the 3rd and Oak intersection and completed driveway concrete between 3rd and 4th Streets.

A construction hotline will be updated frequently; the number to call is 970-871-7052. Information on the overall project is available on the city’s website at: To sign up to receive notice of project updates, go to the website, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we work to improve your downtown.

October 24 – October 30 Closure/Work Areas:

Yampa Street 6th to 8th Street and 12th to 8th Street Closure Area

Oak Street and 5th Street Closure Areas

Contact Information:
Ben Beall, City Engineer –, 970-871-8293
Mary Brown-, 970-361-0068 or
Tom Schilling –, 720-504-6720

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